Multiple deaths are reported in a shooting at the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany. Police confirmed that shots have been fired in the mall but gave no information on casualties.
There are conflicting reports on casualties. According to the local media outlet Muencher Abendzeitung, up to 15 people have been killed in the center, while German NTV channel puts the death toll at 10.
Police say it appears they are dealing with a “shooting rampage.”
There are reports of further shooting at Karlsplatz Square in central Munich, but police has not confirmed this. Taxi drivers have been advised to avoid the Karlsplatz area.
Another shooting reportedly occurred at Isartor Square, close to the city center, according to some Twitter posts.
Police are aware of the reports about other shootings in the city, they said in a Twitter post, adding that the situation is still unclear and urging people to avoid public places and not to travel by subway or train.
Police believe there are “several” shooters, Die Welt reports.
There are at least three shooters in the Munich incident, the Bavarian interior minister said, as reported by Bild.
Multiple deaths at the shopping mall have been confirmed by police, Reuters reports.
Shots can be heard in a video posted by a witness on Twitter.
An assailant has shot people in a cafe located in the shopping center and at a railway station, German BR24 news reports, citing eye witnesses.
“One or several shooters are on the run,” Die Welt reports, citing police.
The shooter is apparently still on the run, German media reports, citing police.
A man entered the shopping mall and randomly opened fire, injuring many people, a person Periscoping from the scene said. The shooter then reportedly left the center and headed towards a railway station.
Police have issued a warning, urging people to avoid the area near the mall or to stay in their apartments. “Leave the streets!” the warning posted on Twitter reads.
The mall is being evacuated, people say online. Reports are circulating of 15 casualties. There has been no official information.
There is a heavy police presence at the center, police said in a Twitter post, calling on people to avoid the area near the shopping mall.
Staff at the shopping mall still remains in the building. An employee told Reuters that people are hiding in storage rooms.
“All the people from outside came streaming into the store and I only saw one person on the ground who was so severely injured that he definitely didn’t survive,” the employee told Reuters.
Munich transport authorities say they have halted several bus, train and tram lines.
According to some reports cited by Die Welt, the shooting began in a McDonald’s located near the shopping mall.